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alkyl

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adjective al·kyl \ ˈal-kəl \

Definition of alkyl

:having a monovalent organic group and especially one CnH2n+1 (such as methyl) derived from an alkane (such as methane)

First Known Use of alkyl

1882


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alkyl

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Definition of alkyl

:a compound of one or more alkyl groups with a metal
  • mercury alkyls

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Origin and Etymology of alkyl

probably from German, from Alkohol alcohol


Medical Dictionary

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alkyl

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adjective al·kyl \ ˈal-kəl \

medical Definition of alkyl

:of, relating to, or being an alkyl
  • alkyl mercurials attack the brain cells
  • —L. J. Goldwater

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alkyl

noun

medical Definition of alkyl

1 :a monovalent aliphatic radical CnH2n+1 (as methyl); broadly :a monovalent aliphatic, aromatic-aliphatic, or alicyclic hydrocarbon radical
2 :a compound of one or more alkyl groups with a metal

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